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Ted Cruz’s Company, or Four Famous Filibusters

The ongoing struggle by the Republican Party to defund and eventually repeal Barack Obama’s healthcare law took a curious turn this week. In the wake of the Senate beginning to debate the bill, Texas senator Ted Cruz, a Republican, spoke … Continue reading

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Historical Odditites: The Pastry War

The Pastry War must be one of the more strangely named wars in history. It was a French action against Mexico in the end of 1838 and beginning of 1839. The name comes from a supposed incident that started the … Continue reading

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